WomensMovement1920sAnd1960s-PaigeZ

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Women’s movements of Women’s movements of the 1920s and the 1960s the 1920s and the 1960s Paige Z. Ahap KLM Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
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How does the How does the women’s movement women’s movement of the 1920s compare of the 1920s compare with the women’s with the women’s movement of the movement of the 1960s? 1960s?
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1920 s 1920 s
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Background Background Historically, women have been considered  intellectually inferior to men. They were seen as major sources of temptation  and evil.  Women were also considered naturally weaker  than men
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“Woman is the gate of the  devil, the path of wickedness, the  sting of the serpent, in a word a  perilous object.” -- St. Jerome, a 4th-c                             Latin father of the                             Christian church
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Flappers Flappers
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Flappers Flappers These women challenged traditional American  values. Characteristics of a Flapper: Short, bobbed hair Short hems on their skirts  Listened to Jazz music Wore makeup Drank hard liquor Smoked cigarettes Treating sex in a more casual manner Were opposed to the conventional social and sexual norms
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19 19 th th Amendment Amendment The right of citizens of the United States to vote  shall not be denied or abridged by the United  States or by any State on account of sex.  Congress shall have power to enforce this article  by appropriate legislation. It was ratified on August 18 th , 1920.
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Alice Paul Alice Paul She was the head of  National Women’s  Party. Felt that the 19 th   Amendment wasn’t  enough. Pushed for an Equal  Rights Amendment to be  added to the  constitution. January 11th, 1885- July 9th, 1977
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The Equal Rights Amendment The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) (ERA) “Men and women shall have equal rights  throughout the United States and every place  subject to its jurisdiction.” It was first introduced to Congress in 1923.  Made all forms of discrimination based on sex  illegal. Never passed in Congress.
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Margaret Sanger Margaret Sanger In 1921, she founded the American  Birth Control League (ABCL) Today known as Planned Parenthood In 1923, she established the Clinical  Research Bureau.  The first legal birth  control clinic in the U.S. Women were then able to control  their own bodies. This movement educated women  about existing  birth control methods. A 1936, a Supreme Court decision  declassified  birth control information as obscene.
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“Woman was created to be man's  helpmeet, but her unique role is in  conception  . . . since for other purposes  men would be better assisted by other  men."  --Thomas Aquinas, 13 th               century Christian     theologian
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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